DELTA, Colo. (KJCT) - Feral cats are running rampant in parts of Delta County and a Denver-based nonprofit has spent the weekend working to control that population.
No Kill Colorado came to Delta with one mission: trap, neuter, and return.
A mobile unit was set up over the weekend to spay and neuter these cats. No Kill Colorado aims to get these cats off the streets and get them into homes. When we caught up with them earlier, they told us that they were going to surpass 230 cats. The nonprofit has done similar events in other Colorado towns, but says that the turnout today means that Delta will see a lasting impact from today’s clinic.
“We’ve done this in several communities across the Colorado, we never seen quite the outpouring like we saw in Delta. I think people really wanted to see the change in their community and they didn’t know how to do it. I think they just needed someone to step up seed it, which we did,” says President of No Kill Colorado Davyd Smith.
No Kill Colorado also provided low-cost spay-neuter options for folks who can’t pay full price at a vet’s office.
Inside the mobile unit, they’re also vaccinating the cats.
Both the vaccinations and the spaying or neutering helps to prevent the spread of disease in cats.